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Mental Health First Aid Training & Depression Screening

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

27 people were certified in fall 2013 as Mental Health First Aiders. Manchester Community College served as our host site.

October 10, 2013 -- For the second year in a row, staff and volunteers from Community Health Resources, ERASE, NCRMHB, and Manchester Community college collaborated to sponsor National Depression Screening Day during Mental Illness Awareness Week at Manchester Community College. Depression screening is an opportunity to learn more about anxiety and mood disorders, complete a brief screening questionnaire, and speak one-on-one with a mental health professional. Participants learned about where and how they could access help, counseling, or treatment if needed.